Below is a list of homeland security policy events in the DC area next week. I post a list each week and will sometimes update mid-week when I find new items. You can always find current and previous postings under the â€œEventsâ€ category tab at right. And please note that many events require prior invitations and/or RSVPs.
3/13: Washington Foreign Press Center briefing with USCIS director Emilio Gonzalez on “U.S. Immigration Policy and National Security.” National Press Building, 14th and F, NW, 1:30pm.
3/14: National League of Cities congressional conference features remarks by Sec. Chertoff. Hilton Washington, 9:15am.
3/14: Center for American Progress discussion with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on “Ports, Politics, and Priorities: A Common Sense Plan to Strengthen our Security.” 1333 H St NW, 10th Fl., 10:30am.
3/14: Federalist Society panel discussion on “The NSA’s Terrorist Surveillance Program.” National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 12 noon.
3/15: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Border Issues Conference. Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 9am.
3/15: National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) congressional staff briefing on “Regional Approaches to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Lessons Learned.” Capitol Building, SC-6, 2:30pm.
3/15: House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Implementing the Global War on Terror strategy: Overcoming Interagency Problems.” Rayburn 2118, 5pm.
3/16: House Appropriations Committee hearing on the DHS budget for CBP, ICE, and the Secure Border Initiative. Rayburn 2359, 10am.
3/16: CSIS event on “Protecting Critial Banking and Financial Services: Roundtable Series on Private Sector Avian Influenza Preparedness.” 1800 K St NW, 10am.
3/16: House Homeland Security Committee hearing to introduce new port security legislation, the “Security and Accountability For Every Port Act (SAFE Port Act).” Cannon 311, 10:30am.
3/16: Heritage Foundation event on the “Patriotic Assimilation of Immigrants” with USCIS director Emilio Gonzalez. 214 Mass. Ave NE, 12 noon.
3/16: Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the National Nuclear Security Administration budget. Dirksen 124, 2:30pm.
(Please e-mail me if you have suggestions about additions to this list for this week, or future weeks).